A Case for Non-Arbitrariness (Arbitrariness in language, pt. 2)

Previously, we established that arbitrariness is an essential part of language. It allows for greater communicative utility, and probably learnability as well – two of the main transmission biases that were hypothesized to affect the evolution of a language. But then how do we account for the fact that there is non-arbitrariness in language? Non-arbitrariness … Continue reading A Case for Non-Arbitrariness (Arbitrariness in language, pt. 2)